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Feb 13

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Medicsimon says:

1987 suzuki gsxr 1100 h slabside 39k

Dry stored for 19 years , engine last run 5 years ago

Prior to starting engine in the near future engine oil and battery will have been replaced but are any other precaution needed?
Should some lubricant be placed in the boars prior to starting if so what should be used :blink::mad:

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Mar 09

Posts: 9015

jaffa90 says:


Welcome Simon,i would remove the plugs and squirt some WD40 down the plug holes for 5 seconds each.

Also you could remove the cam/tappet covers and squirt some engine oil in there. 

The inside of the tank will need inspecting and if any fuel inside the tank/carbs (now rotten/rusty) will have to be cleaned out.I would turn the engine over in top gear rotating the back wheel (plugs still out) providing the chain links are free. 

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Apr 10

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CB13 says:

Light oil...

like 3in1 would be better in the bores(not boars,they is pigs)as WD40 can strip oil from metal surfaces.Was told years ago by a gunsmith never to use WD40 in the actions of my shotguns as it removes all grease and oil from the moving parts.

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Mar 09

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jaffa90 says:

3 in 1

CB13,are you talking 3 in 1 oil spray? As the oil can  will not touch all the bore area,also if an oil film was present (doubt it after 5 years) you don`t need WD40.

Also WD40 is a lubricant as well.:tongue:


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